Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Salary

Environmental Health & Safety Technicians in the United States can expect wages of $48K per year on average. Cash earnings for Environmental Health & Safety Technicians — which occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and more than $3K from profit sharing — stretch from around $33K to approximately $68K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Environmental Health & Safety Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Environmental Health & Safety Technicians who answered the questionnnaire. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,381 - $66,828
(Median)
$35K
$48K
$67K
MEDIAN: $48,455
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$14.46 - $27.52
(Median)
$14
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,381 - $66,828  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,064  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,091  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,018 - $67,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 231
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.46 - $27.52  
   
Overtime
$21.35 - $42.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,064  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,091  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,018 - $67,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 229
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Job Description for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician

Environmental health and safety (EHS) technicians are responsible for collecting, delivering, preparing, and transferring many types of chemicals and other sensitive/hazardous materials around job sites. They are also in charge of conducting inspections to ensure that all equipment and processes meet business and regulatory requirements. Additionally, these professionals make sure the supply of chemicals and materials is maintained, train other employees in all regulatory processes, and make sure that all employees are following guidelines. This is generally a full-time position that requires some travel. EHS technicians also need to be able to occasionally lift heavy objects and work in confined spaces.

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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Tasks

  • Educate, monitor, and train personnel in safe work procedures.
  • Develop and disseminate manuals and documentation around health and safety.
  • Follow procedures to monitor health and safety at designated locations, such as ergonomics, air quality, and waste disposal.
  • Know, apply, and document state, OSHA, and federal regulations, and identify problems and suggest remedies.

Common Career Paths for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician


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Environmental Health & Safety Technicians who move on to become Environmental Health & Safety Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Environmental Health & Safety Managers get paid an average of $75K per year. The most common next step for an Environmental Health & Safety Technician is to become an Environmental Health & Safety Specialist or an Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator. The former position pays an additional $12K per year on average, and the latter position pays $5K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician


Typical Environmental Health & Safety Technicians report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Safety Compliance, OSHA Compliance, and Environmental Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those familiar with OSHA Compliance also tend to know Environmental Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Environmental Health & Safety Technicians with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $45K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $49K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $49K in this role. Environmental Health & Safety Technicians who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $64K.

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What is it like working as an Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician?

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician in Trinidad:
Pros: The opportunity to learn about new technology in waste treatment. The opportunity to experiment, develop and improve existing treatment methods.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 4%

OSHA Compliance
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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